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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume I. Of Home: of Friendship.  1904.
 
Poems of Home: II. For Children
The Wind
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
 
I SAW you toss the kites on high
And blow the birds about the sky;
And all around I heard you pass,
Like ladies’ skirts across the grass—
  O wind, a-blowing all day long,        5
  O wind, that sings so loud a song!
 
I saw the different things you did,
But always you yourself you hid.
I felt you push, I heard you call,
I could not see yourself at all—        10
  O wind, a-blowing all day long,
  O wind, that sings so loud a song!
 
O you that are so strong and cold,
O blower, are you young or old?
Are you a beast of field and tree,        15
Or just a stronger child than me?
  O wind, a-blowing all day long,
  O wind, that sings so loud a song!
 
 
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